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An on-line archive of articles and commentary on wind and solar energy, community power, renewable energy policy, electric vehicles, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs by Paul Gipe

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  • May 3, 2016,  

    It’s no small sign of wind energy’s success that you can’t keep up with the steady stream of books in English--even when you’re into books on wind energy. It’s even more problematic is you spread...[more]

    March 25, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    Big step in the long road to publishing my new book: Wind Energy for the Rest of Us. Today I assigned the ISBN numbers to the digital and print version. Each version of the book has its own distinct...[more]

    February 26, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    Finally an answer to a question that has gnawed at me for decades: Where did one of the great windmill manufacturers of all time get the name Aermotor? Why not Aeromotor? That was the way I’ve...[more]

  • April 7, 2016,  

    This special edition of our WWEA Quarterly Bulletin reflects the discussion of the international symposium “Tailwind and Headwind for Community Power - Regional and Global Community Wind...

    March 31, 2016,   by Liam Stoker

    A community group on the Isle of Wight is looking to secure investment to purchase what would become the island’s first community energy solar farm.

    March 24, 2016,   by Craig Morris

    People come together in cooperatives to do the right thing, get to know each other, and create a sense of community. Some of these projects focus on profits, especially those in the energy sector,...

  • April 23, 2016,   by Joel Banner Baird

    Watch the little wind turbine at Burlington Electric Department and you’ll find, as often as not, its blades are stock-still.

    March 17, 2016,   by Stefan Gsänger and Jean-Daniel Pitteloud

    The recorded small wind capacity installed worldwide has reached more than 830 MW as of the end of 2014. This is a growth of 10,9 % compared with 2013, when 749 MW registered. In 2012, 678 MW were...

    February 18, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

    I am writing this now to close the book on this sad little turbine and the whole “let’s put them on the roof” phenomenon. Stumbling across an obscure NREL field test report from long ago (see Power...[more]

  • September 14, 2015,   by Taufeeq Dhansay

    But to really accelerate geothermal, government would need to come up with better incentives for research and development. This may include offering a renewable energy feed in tariff for geothermal.

    August 15, 2015,  

    As a first step, group subsidiary SB Energy has begun a field study to build a small 300kW binary-cycle geothermal power plant in the city of Itoigawa in southern Niigata Prefecture. The company...

    August 11, 2015,  

    The Ministry of the Environment will introduce a system to promote geothermal power generation by involving local municipalities from the initial stages of plant construction, according to informed...

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